I am 22 years old and have always had an enlarged thyroid gland, making my neck look "fat"... It has never been uncomfortable though and has never bothered me. Doctors have always told me I need to monitor it by having blood tests regularly -- they have always come back within the normal ranges.
However, recently, my neck has become uncomfortable... Slightly sensitive, and when swallowing it feels as if something is "in the way". My throat also feels scratchy at times. In the past, I have suffered from some what I call "random" symptoms... And I feel as though I'm a hyperchondriac or something and that no one is taking me seriously.
I am ALWAYS tired with my mind feeling like it's in a fog, even though I get a full night's sleep. It's terrible! I also wake up feeling unrefreshed and am fatigued... I almost always need a nap in the afternoon. I would sleep all day if I could, though. I also have depression and anxiety, abnormal and horrible hair loss, strange menstrual cycles and severe cramps (sometimes a few times in 1 month), cold feet when the rest of my body is warm (?), as well as migraines. I have visited a gynecologist about the cramps, and there is no physical problem -- doctor unconcerned. I also get dry, sore and gritty eyes frequently, and have suffered from join issues resulting in surgery on my wrist and knee. Now for the past 4 days, each morning I have woken up with horrible nausea. I am NOT pregnant and there is no possibility of that, so please don't suggest it, thanks
In general I just feel down and horrible
My last blood tests were in October 2012 and the doctor said that everything was fine. I've also had all vitamin and mineral levels checked, as well as blood sugar, regularly, and it's all OK. I feel like I need to get to the bottom of this because I'm just feeling horrible, but at the same time don't want to go to the doctor because I feel the symptoms I'm experiencing are so random and not serious :-/
Thanks in advance!